Student Services
Barbara Burlingame
10-12 Counselor (H-O)
Donna Hyatt
Administrative Assistant
Lois Petersen
10-12 Counselor (A-F)
Megan Shaw
Freshmen Counselor
Lisa Von Dohlen
Social Worker
Derwin Williams
10-12 Counselor (P-Z)

1. Students in grades 10-12 are assigned, by alphabet, to counselors. Students will remain with the same counselor throughout their high school career. Grade 9 is assigned to the Freshmen counselor.

2. Career/College Counseling: Counselors are available to help students plan courses for high
school, and also plan for life after high school. Counselors can help students decide which career they want to pursue, and can help them come up with a plan to get there. Students can receive assistance with admissions and financial aid for college, with entering the military or with entering the job market.

3. Personal Counseling: Students may speak individually with counselors about problems they are experiencing. These sessions are confidential.

4. Dropouts: Counselors often work with students who are having difficulty with schoolwork. The entire Enka staff is concerned about potential dropouts and counselors are part of the effort to prevent students from dropping out.

5. Testing: Counselors coordinate college entrance exams and aid in the overall testing process at Enka High School. Counselors are available to help students register and prepare for college entrance tests, as well as to help them interpret their scores. Additionally through this department testing proctors are gathered. This is handled through the department’s chief testing proctor.

6. Permanent School Records: All permanent school records are kept in the counseling Office. Students or parents may make a formal request for a release of the student’s transcript to another school, college or employer. The request must come from the student after age 18.

7. Conferences: Counselors coordinate parent/teacher conferences in which more than one
teacher’s presence is requested. Teachers, parents, or students may request these conferences.

8. Mediation: A peer mediation program is available to students experiencing conflicts with
another student.
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